Anonymous
Hi Team,

Greetings for the day,
I have a doubt on HIV infection.
I went to a SPA ie,4th April 2016 for massaging.
A lady from Thailand attended me and she done massaging on my neck,back and legs with oils and by using her both hands, and she was not wearing any hand glows while massaging.
At the time of massaging i squeezed her breasts for 10 seconds.
I didn't feel any fluid or milk came out from her breasts into my mouth.
The light on the room was less so i couldn't notice there was any marks or wounds was there on her breasts,but as per best to my knowledge there was nothing.
Also from 1st of April 2016 i changed to a new place where i stay as paying guests.
An 70 year old man and 60 year old women is staying with me in the room.
We all three sleeps in the same room.
We using the a common bathroom, soap, water for drinking and bathing..etc.
Once i came after massaging on April 4th my mind is very much stressed out that whether i will be affected with the HIV?
Also i feel uncomfortable to stay with these old peoples because they are clean-less and also i have a feeling like ,by using and touching the things that we use common i may get the chance to get exposed to HIV?
I am not sure it is because of my mental stress , when i walk through the streets of my area i feel that someone had itched with me a needle, when i suddenly look into my body i didn't feel anything wrong.
The same when i feel when i woke-up in the morning that the old people stay with me itched with me a needle when i was sleeping.
I doubts these are my vague thoughts only.
Because of all these tensions i decided to go and tested for HIV.
But i know it is too early to get tested because i started staying there from 1st April and i tested for HIV on 1st May 2016 the result of the HIV testing was negative.
I never had any sex with any girl,and i never used any sharing needles as best of my knowledge.


My current doubt is am i exposed to HIV?
Do i need to go through an HIV test again, if so what is the next period which i should test?
I never had any sex or physical relationship past apart from the boob squeeze as i explained above.
My marriage is scheduled on August mid week.
Is there any chance of getting infected by HIV if i continue to stay with the old peoples in the same room and using the sharing bathroom ,plates,water bottles and water, bed , food etc?

Kindly help me on this.
I am worried very much.
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during a few situations. We're happy to answer your question for you.

You seem concerned about HIV transmitting during a massage in which you touched the breasts of the masseuse. You also seem concerned about HIV transmitting by touching some common objects with other people. These are all no risk situations. To understand why, know that HIV is a very fragile virus that is rendered intransmissible on exposure to air. Any virus in any fluids on any surfaces or objects would not be capable of being transmitted to you. Also check out our transmission equation:
HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection
You'll see that required for transfer are all of an activity known to be involved in transfer, a fluid known to be involved in transfer, and direct access to the bloodstream. These activities potentially do not involve any of these things. For this reason, these situations are no risk.*

If you aren't sexually active, you don't really require HIV testing. We at AIDS Vancouver always recommend routine HIV testing for all sexually active individuals.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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